Montana State University

Suggested Resources for Family Business

Working with the Ones You Love: Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving Strategies for a Successful Family Business by Dennis Jaffe, Conari Press, 1990

Personnel Decisions in the Family Farm Business by Amy Lyman, University of California Cooperative Extension (ANR Publications, University of California, 6701 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA 94608-1239), Special Publication #3357

Keeping the Family Business Healthy: How to Plan for Continuing Growth, Profitability, and Family Leadership by John Ward, Business Owner Resources, 1997

How Families Work Together by Mary F. Whiteside, Craig E. Arnoff, John L. Ward, Business Owner Resources (P.O. Box 4356, Marietta, GA 30061-4356), 1993

Creating Effective Boards for Private Enterprises by John Ward, Jossey-Bass, 1991

Family Business Sourcebook II edited by Craig Aronoff, Joseph H. Astrachan, John L. Ward, Business Owner Resources, 1996

Passing the Torch: Succession, Retirement, and Estate Planning in Family-Owned Businesses (second edition) by Mike Cohn, McGraw-Hill, 1992

Mind Your Own Business: And Keep it in the Family by Marcy Syms, MasterMedia Limited, 1992

Smart Growth: Critical Choices for Business Continuity and Prosperity by Ernesto Poza, Jossey-Bass, 1989

Keeping the Family Business Healthy: Four Keys to Success, Karen Vinton, College of Business Montana State University, Bozeman

Other Resources

The Successful Family Business: a Proactive Plan for Managing the Family and the Business by Edward D. Hess, Praeger Publishers, 2006

Strategic Planning for the Family Business: Parallel Planning to Unify the Family and Business by Randel S. Carlock, Palgrave, 2001

Reconciling Relationships and Preserving the Family Business: Tools for Success, by Ruth McClendon, Haworth Press, 2004

Magazines and Journals 

Family Business: call 1-800-637-4464 for subscription information

Family Business Review: this is a publication of the Family Firm Institute, www.ffi.org

Books at the MSU Library

Family Business Sourcebook II HD62.25.F34 1996
Personnel Decisions in the Family Farm Business S563.6 L95 1993
Getting Along in Family Business: The Relationship Intelligence HD62.25.H66 1999
Creating Effective Boards for Private Enterprises HD2745.W37 1991
Keep the Family Baggage Out of the Family Business HD62.25.F59 2000
Generation to Generation HD62.25.G46 1997
The Daughter Also Rises: How Women Overcome Obstacles... HD62.25.F725 1999
The Successful Family Business HD62.25.F49 1998
Family Business Management (a text) HD62.25.I27 1994
Cultural Change in Family Firms HD62.25.D94 1986
The Survival Guide for Business Families HD62.25.L48 1999
Understanding the Small Family Business HD62.25.U53 2002
Managing For the Long Run: Lessons in Competitive Advantage HD62.25.M54 2005
Succeeding Generations: Realizing the Dream of Families HD62.25.L36 1999
Wise Growth Strategies in Leading Family Business HD62.25.S37 2005
Perpetuating the Family Business: 50 Lessons Learned... HD62.25.W373 2004

Other Web Pages 

Family Firm Institute: http://www.ffi.org

UMass Amherst Family Business Center: http://www.umass.edu/fambiz

Oregon State University Austin Family Business Program: http://www.familybusinessonline.org

Business.com: http://www.business.com

Family Business Institute Services: http://www.familybusinessinstitute.com